Lip lift

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About lip lift

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As you age, the full and curvaceous lips you had in your youth become unattractive, elongated and thin. The upper lip elongates in vertical height, and the red part of your lip turns inward. 

The “lip lift” procedure addresses all these changes by shortening the upper lip and rolling out the red part of the lip to provide a more voluminous vermillion border. I can combine this treatment with additional procedures such as filler injections or PermaLip™ insertion if required.

I usually perform “lip lift” under local anaesthesia, and the whole procedure takes just over half an hour. The process involves excising a moustache /bull horn-shaped piece of skin and tissue just under the nostrils. The exact size of excision depends upon the degree of lift desired and is marked out before the surgery so that you can “see” the eventual appearance. 

The scar is camouflaged, heals very well and is virtually invisible in a few weeks. You can eat and drink as usual on the same day, and the downtime is minimal. I usually remove the stitches after a week.

  • It is a very quick procedure performed under local anaesthetic
  • We can achieve natural-looking results
  • We can combine the procedure with filler injections or implants if desired
  • Some bleeding 
  • Infection
  • Scar under the nostrils

This 53-year-old lady had typical ageing changes affecting her upper lips. She had a lip lift under local anaesthesia as an isolated procedure. 

The more youthful dimensions and the curvature of the upper lip is apparent after three weeks. You may note the slightly red line just under the nostrils – the scar from surgery. This will fade with time and become invisible in just a few weeks.

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3. Reveal your real self

Discover the feeling of regaining the confidence you hadn’t realised you’d lost. Every day you’ll notice the little things that come when you feel completely comfortable in your own skin.

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Our reputation rests on the experience of our patients
“Mr. Supriya operated on my daughter Mia earlier this year carrying out a septoplasty and surgery to both turbinates. I am a nurse myself and have worked for many years in the operating theatre and cosmetic industry so I am used to dealing with surgeons. Mr Supriya is an amazing person, not only a very competent surgeon but a very kind caring man who put himself out completely to help and accommodate Mia for her surgery. For the first time in 12 years Mia can breath properly so to say we are grateful is an understatement.”
S.A., Septoplasty
“I was there for my medical examination. From setting up appointments, registration, consultation and check up process, all staff and Mrinal himself were exceptional. I would highly recommend the clinic and I am very happy with the results of my treatment.”
M. R., Deep Plane Facelift
“I have received only what I can describe as world class treatment from Mr Supriya. His care & professionalism has been a comfort for me from day one.”
A. C., Rhinoplasty
“Dr Supriya was very friendly, professional, and put me at ease straight away. He spent time talking to me about specifically what I wanted and gave me his honest advice. Consultations were always very positive, and I didn’t feel nervous for my surgery.”
K. T., Facelift
“The result from my surgery was fantastic – it was exactly what I wanted. I had an open septorhinoplasty, and as soon as I came out of surgery I could breath much better than before. To my surprise, I didn’t experience any noticeable facial bruising or swelling at any point in my recovery.”
G. E., Septorhinoplasty
“The results were so natural-looking that no one at work could tell I had anything done! I am delighted with my experience overall, and would certainly recommend Dr Supriya to anyone interested in cosmetic surgery, particularly rhinoplasty.”
G. v.H., Rhinoplasty
“My experience has been amazing from the first consultation till the surgery and even after the surgery. The support and care given by Steve (Patient Coordinator) and my surgeon Dr Mrinal Supriya has been amazing and comforting. I am very pleased with the results so far and I couldn’t be happier.”
C. T., Septorhinoplasty

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About the expert

Mr Mrinal Supriya | Facial Cosmetic Surgeon


Mr Mrinal Supriya is a Consultant ENT Head and Neck Surgeon with a special interest in facial cosmetic surgery. He is among 30 cosmetic surgeons who are members of the Royal College of Surgeons’ voluntary registration scheme – a professional body that works to advance surgical practice and patient care.

Mr Surpriya has previously worked in top hospitals around the world including the UK, Australia and the USA. He has also spent time with Dr Andrew Jacono who has been named one of the top plastic surgeons in the USA.

In the UK, Mr Supriya has worked as an ENT Consultant at Northampton General Hospital & St. George’s University Hospital, London as well as Ninewells University Hospital, Dundee.

Mr. Supriya’s clinical interests are minimal-access facial cosmetic procedures with a further expertise in Deep Plane Facelift and Rhinoplasty. By focusing his cosmetic practice solely to the face, Mr Supriya has developed super-specialised skills and achieved extremely reliable results with high patient satisfaction.

Mr. Supriya is able to provide comprehensive expertise that can only come from super specialisation: eyelid rejuvenation, nose job, endoscopic brow, face and neck lift, lip rejuvenation, cheek rejuvenation, ear surgery, chin surgery, buccal fat pad resection and skin treatments.

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